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Handsworth School Lunchtime Norooz

Mar 11, 2004

By Catherine Barr


Happy Norooz, the Iranian New Year, is a time to welcome spring and celebrate renewal. The twelve day celebration is a special time for friends and family which starts every year with the Vernal Equinox (or first day of spring). In honour of the occasion, the students at North Van's Handsworth school celebrated last week with a special lunchtime party complete with displays, music and a dance competition that included the teachers. Check it out.

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Student council president Katie Benjamin made all the announcements at the microphone.
Principal Olga Woodland (left) and teacher Mashid Yarahgi were thrilled to see so many participate in the celebration.
Waiting for their turn on the dance floor were teachers Rich Raible (left), Kara Tasaka, Louise Owen and Tanja Frauenstein.
Strike a pose! These gals were the lat ones dancing in the dance competition and are all winners. They are Kirsten Marr, Tara Harris, Stephanie Korour, Shirin Riahi, Hasti Sabbaghan, Nisa Kabolizadeh and Caitlin Dawkins.
Joining the party were Eric Finley (left), Kevin Gilfillan and Dan Smith.
Drummer Soheil Arash (centre), seen here with friends Nima Jazbi (left) and Jaldi Navi, provided some live beats for the dancers.


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